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Ch.6 the war for independence begins

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Powerpoint describing events surrounding the Revolutionary War

Powerpoint describing events surrounding the Revolutionary War

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  • 1. THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE BEGINS THE PATRIOTS VS THE BRITISH
  • 2. ADVANTAGES FOR THE PATRIOTS
  • 3. The colonists had a greater knowledge of the territory they defended. The biggest advantage was communications and strong leadership. They didn't have to wait weeks for orders to come across the Atlantic. Also another big advantage was the French,they were crucial to America,they also did most of the work. Americas other allies were the Spanish and the Dutch.
  • 4. ADVANTAGES FOR THE REDCOATS  The British were well-equipped soldiers and had a large, powerful navy. They also had the help of mercenaries from Germany
  • 5. WHY ARE WE FIGHTING AGAINST THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT?  AFTER NINE MONTHS OF FIGHTING WITH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, THE COLONISTS STILL DISAGREED ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE FIGHTING FOR (RECONCILIATION OR INDEPENDENCE)
  • 6. DID EVERYONE WANT TO FIGHT AGAINST THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT?    NO, 1/3 WANTED TO FIGHT 1/3 WANTED TO STAY WITH BRITAIN 1/3 WERE NEUTRAL OR INDIFFERENT
  • 7. WHO WERE THE LOYALISTS?  LOYALISTS ARE AMERICAN COLONISTS, WHO REMAINED LOYAL AND WANTED TO STAY WITH BRITIAN.
  • 8. THE COLONIES DECLARE INDEPENDENCE
  • 9. WHO IS THE ORIGINAL T. PAINE??
  • 10. THOMAS PAINE  HE WAS A CORSET MAKER  TAXCOLLECTOR  TUTOR  FAILED AT EVERYTHING EXCEPT TROUBLEMAKING
  • 11. THOMAS PAINE    WAS SPONSORED BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TO COME TO AMERICA WROTE THE PAMPHLET CALLED “COMMON SENSE” PAINE ATTACKED THE IDEA OF HAVING A KING TO GOVERN OVER THE PEOPLE
  • 12. COMMON SENSE   THE PAMPHLET “COMMON SENSE” SOLD 120,000 COPIES IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS COMMON SENSE WAS VERY POPULAR AMONG THE COLONISTS
  • 13. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE  AFTER KING GEORGE III SENT MORE TROOPS TO CRUSH THE REBELLION, THE PATRIOTS DECLARED THEIR INDEPENDENCE
  • 14. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE   THOMAS JEFFERSON WAS SELECTED TO WRITE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE JEFFERSON BORROWED IDEAS FROM OTHER WRITERS TO CREATE THE DOCUMENT
  • 15. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE  THE COLONIES ADOPTED THE DOCUMENTED ON JULY 2, 1776, CREATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • 16. WHO SIGNED THE DECLARATION?    56 MEN SIGNED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 18 OR MORE OF THE SIGNERS WERE SLAVE OWNERS THEY WERE ALL WEALTHY WHITE MEN
  • 17. THE DECLARATION DID NOT INCLUDE EVERYONE  THE DOCUMENT DID NOT INCLUDE EVERYONE WHEN IT WAS CREATED:  WOMEN  BLACKS  NATIVE AMERICANS  POOR WHITE MEN